PUEBLO, Colo. – Junior attackers Eva King and Allie Thuet scored four goals apiece during a 13-1 barrage as the No. 22 Colorado College women’s lacrosse team overcome an early three-goal deficit to post a 20-10 victory over CSU-Pueblo on Wednesday night at Gonzales Stadium.
King added five assists during the pivotal swing and matched her career high of nine points set last season in CC’s 19-8 win at Cabrini University.
Thuet dished out a pair of assists and finished with six points for the Tigers, who improved to 7-0.
Freshman attacker Maggie O’Donnell also notched four goals and set up one more to complete a five-point night.
Emily Eller struck for a pair of goals as the ThunderWolves grabbed an early 4-1 lead when Taylor Christensen scored 11:01 into the game. However, the Tigers answered with four in a row to go ahead for the second time at 5-4 on Thuet’s free-position tally.
After Emily Brewer leveled the score at 5-5 with 2:48 remaining before halftime, Colorado College answered with a pair of tallies from King and another from Thuet to take a three-goal cushion into the break.
The onslaught continued in the early stages of the second half when CC tacked on six consecutive markers to open a nine-goal lead on a tally by junior midfielder Robin Hilderman.
Christensen’s second goal stopped the Tiger run and ignited a 5-2 CSU-Pueblo surge that trimmed Colorado College’s lead to 16-10 after Allison Wurscher scored twice in a span of 78 seconds.
Two more goals from O’Donnell ended any thoughts of a ThunderWolve comeback, and CC closed out the scoring with markers from junior attacker Rachel Sheridan and junior midfielder Lauren Pejza to reach the 20-goal mark for the second game in a row.
Alena Stern made 11 saves for the Tigers, her second double-digit performance of the season.
Colorado College launched 47 shots, compared to 24 for the CSU-Pueblo.
CC also won 19 off 30 draw controls and built a 29-23 in ground balls.
Cassis Schafer picked up a career-best seven ground balls and caused a pair of turnovers to lead the Colorado College defense.
Ane Marie Horton made 16 saves for the ThunderWolves, including 13 during the first 30 minutes to keep her team within striking distance.
Christensen led CSU-Pueblo with three goals and an assist.
The Tigers idle until Monday, March 25, when George Fox University visits Stewart Field at 3 p.m.